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Ep. 89: The Wild Booking of WrestleMania 35

March 19th, 2019

There's a lot to discuss this week. Kofi Kingston came up short in SmackDown's Gauntlet Match, but he's still likely to challenge Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35. Kurt Angle is wrestling his farewell match at WrestleMania against an underwhelming opponent. There's a ton of multi-person matches in the works for the show. Is WWE about to become a babyface promotion once again? And why is this card far from finalized less than three weeks before the show? 

All of this and a whole lot more on this week's episode of Top Rope Nation. 

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Ep. 88: Wrestling’s All-Time Greatest Factions - Does The Shield Make The List?

March 14th, 2019

With the recent reunion of The Shield at WWE Fastlane, we thought this was the perfect time to get into a debate concerning wrestling's all-time greatest factions. Does The Shield rank among the upper tier? We get historical on you this week and break down our top ten greatest wrestling factions of all time. 

Plus, Kyle was at WWE Fastlane on Sunday night and shares some hilarious stories from the live crowd. 

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Ep. 87: WWE Fastlane Preview and Predictions, The Shield Reunites

March 7th, 2019

With WWE Fastlane on the horizon this Sunday, we're here to get you ready for the big show with full previews and predictions for each and every match scheduled for the PPV. Plus, we break down how the matches could lead into various storylines for WrestleMania 35.

Our friend Bill Matz of BroadstreetHockey.com and the Smarks and Stripes wrestling podcast joins us this week as we break down WWE Fastlane and also examine the latest news in pro wrestling, including Tommaso Ciampa's unfortunate injury, Ronda Rousey breaking kayfabe, the death of King Kong Bundy, and so much more.

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Ep. 86: Kofi Kingston-Mania, NXT Call-Ups (Special Guest Andrew Zarian)

February 21st, 2019

This week Ryan, Justin, and Kyle are joined by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Wrestling Podcast to break down all the latest in pro wrestling, and what a week it has been!

We're talking Kofi Kingston's recent run and whether or not he should emerge from WWE Fastlane as WWE Champion, Roman Reigns returning to RAW this Monday night, the WWE NXT call-ups this week and what went right (and very wrong), Ric Flair's birthday celebration next week, and so much more. 

Check out Andrew's show: The Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast

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Ep. 85: WWE Elimination Chamber Preview, Charlotte/Becky Controversy

February 13th, 2019

With WWE Elimination Chamber coming up this Sunday, we get you ready for the big PPV by giving full previews and predictions for each match. 

Plus, we look at some of the biggest stories in pro wrestling this week, most notably the online outrage when it comes to the Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair storyline that continued to evolve this week on RAW and SmacDown. 

Plus, All Elite Wrestling sold out Double Or Nothing in mere minutes this week. We discuss AEW's prospects moving forward, as well as some of the changes that have occurred in New Japan Pro Wrestling with Kenny Omega's recent departure. 

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Ep. 84: Kenny Omega Signs With AEW, Who From WWE Could Jump?

February 7th, 2019

We hit record this week immediately following AEW's Double or Nothing pool party in Las Vegas which ended with the big reveal that Kenny Omega has signed with the promotion and will wrestle Chris Jericho on May 25th. 

We discuss the Las Vegas event, the latest signings, and speculate on who from WWE could jump ship. Is Randy Orton seriously considering a move? Who else would be a good fit?

Plus, we break down all the latest with the feud with Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey, evaluating two tremendous television segments this week on RAW and SmackDown. Later, we touch on WWE's fourth quarter business report for 2018 that was just released, and we wrap things up talking about the hype toward Becky/Ronda (and Charlotte?) main eventing WrestleMania this year and parlay that into a discussion of some of our favorite WrestleMania main event builds from years gone by.

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Ep. 83: Farewell Dean, WWE Roster Drama (Special Guest Chris Van Vliet)

January 31st, 2019

We've said it before, and we will say it again: 2019 has already been a crazy year in pro wrestling and we're only one month in!

This week we are joined by special guest Chris Van Vliet as we talk about all of the biggest news in wrestling, including the reports that Dean Ambrose and Hideo Itami are on their way out of WWE.

Plus, what did we think of the Royal Rumble and NXT TakeOver Phoenix? We share our grades, plus Chris gives us the live perspective from being in Phoenix.

Later, we look ahead to WWE Elimination Chamber, Fastlane, and the WrestleMania 35 card. First and foremost, should Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey be a singles match, or should Charlotte Flair be inserted into the match to make it a triple threat?

All of this and so much more!

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Check out  more of Chris Van Vliet's work on his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/chrisvanvliet and find him on Twitter, @ChrisVanVliet. 

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Ep. 82: WWE Royal Rumble, NXT TakeOver Phoenix Previews

January 24th, 2019

What should be one of the best wrestling weekends of the year is on tap this Saturday and Sunday as WWE NXT presents NXT TakeOver Phoenix and WWE presents the 32nd edition of the Royal Rumble.

We're here to break both events down for you in full and get you all ready for the big shows. We discuss each and every match on both events, previewing them and picking winners. We also parlay this into a greater discussion on where WWE could be going when it comes to WrestleMania 35 and TakeOver Brooklyn during WrestleMania weekend. 

Plus, has the importance of winning the Royal Rumble diminished over the last decade or so? We've got some interesting theories on why that may be the case and also why it has happened.

All of this and so much more!

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Ep. 81: Catching Up On 2019, AEW, WWE Direction

January 21st, 2019

Our first show of the new year looks back at all of the big news stories that have already made 2019 a year to remember.

The majority of the episode this week is spent talking about the launch of All Elite Wrestling. We discuss AEW's potential roster, television network, upcoming events, and whether or not they have a chance to rival WWE.

Plus, we talk about WWE taking a more risque approach to wrestling in 2019, including some controversial angles over the last couple of weeks. 

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Ep. 80: WWE TLC Preview, WWE Writers Room Debate

December 13th, 2018

Top Rope Nation returns to talk about this Sunday's WWE TLC show. Despite a lackluster few weeks of WWE television, the company is giving us a good card with some matches that have the potential to be really great. We break all of the matches down for you and explain who should and who will win.

Plus, we have a discussion on some of the latest news in wrestling since our last show, including the debate Jimmy Jacobs got going on Twitter regarding the WWE writers room and how hard it is to write RAW, the death of "The Dynamite Kid" Tom Billington, and whether or not The Rock will return to WWE for WrestleMania (and who he should face).

With Kyle out this week, Ryan and Justin are joined by Connor Casey of ComicBook.com and 247Sports.com. 

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